Steal from the Rich
Many of our elected empty suits make a lot of noise about making the rich pay more in taxes. Their motivation could be because they feel if the rich have that much money they can afford to give it to the government to spend. They may also be motivated by their opinion that rich people don’t deserve the money they have. The rich became rich by taking unfair advantage of the poor.
It is possible that some of the rich have become rich by taking advantage of the poor. The wealthy congressmen and senators come immediately to mind. It is also possible that the majority of them worked hard to earn their success. How many millionaire rap stars do we have? How many professional athletes earn millions every year, and we are talking about the average athletes not the superstars, the superstars are incredibly wealthy.
There are doctors, bankers, lawyers, accountants, and teachers who make more than $250,000 a year. They work very hard and they earn incredible amounts of money. Why is It necessary to punish them for their hard work.
There is a tipping point, where the hard work doesn’t appeal to a person when the earnings are limited by the tax requirements. Success is not a bad word. Money that is earned belongs to the person who earned it not a government who wants to spend it for reasons that do not necessarily support the common good of the taxpayers.
Many elected empty suits believe that money that is earned belongs as much to the tax man as it does to the earner. Spending is where the problem is, revenue is not a problem.
Our government puts a lot of effort into finding ways to tax us, they also put a lot of effort into spending public money for reasons that does not necessarily rise to the level of the common good of the taxpayer. They never put any effort into spending wisely.
We have so much duplication and so much money that is spent to enable the government to spend more money. The government advertises to inform the public what safety net programs are available. Why do we let them do that? If the public isn’t banging on government’s door to get access to a helping hand, why do we allow them to advertise and cause us to dig the debt hole deeper. The safety net should be there to lend a helping hand to those in desperate need of help. Government should never be allowed to spend any money to advertise. Of all the money we do not have, advertising money is the least necessary expense to dig the hole deeper with.
Government does not put any effort into spending wisely. They only spend to achieve an effect. Elected empty suits see spending as a way to buy votes. Impressing voters with the achievements of an elected empty suit to allow them to become a reelected empty suit.
Their inability to recognize that the taxpayer has the right to keep money they earn more than the government has the right to tax the money out of the tax payer is the most significant quality that disqualifies the elected empty suit from public service.
Politicians who keep harping on the need to get more money from the rich to support spending that should not be spent, are raising their hand to identify themselves as puppets of special interests. The special interests I am talking about aren’t lobbyists, or big corporations, or unions, or environmentalists, they’re politicians who see public finds as a means to stay in office.
Public money belongs to the public. The constitution spells out how the money is to be appropriated, but it doesn’t tell us what to spend it on. They do not feel an obligation to safeguard our limited resources. They see it as a large pot of money that they can spend and are not individually accountable for spending. Safety in numbers helps cover their irresponsibility.
They resist the limitation of limited resources. They see enormous wealth in the hands of citizens and feel that the wealth is theirs to spend. You worked hard and earned it, but I can make you give it to me and I can spend it how I see fit. This will satisfy my personal needs as a public servant.
Stealing from the rich is still stealing. Restraint in spending is a quality we need in public office. Our Founding Fathers did not anticipate career politicians. They were expecting successful citizens would offer their time and experience to serve the public. They expected public servants to sacrifice a few years doing the work of government and then go back to their private lives.
Career politicians should be discouraged from serving. Experience earned in government over the past fifty years is not experience that will lead to solving this countries spending problems.
Find an incumbent and vote him or her out. They have nothing to offer us but more of the same problems we already have.
Vote them out and keep them out!